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Starting car lights and radio come on but no power to starter when key is turned all the way to start position.

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Loose ground wir, bad wiring, bad starter cullinoid, a number of things

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Are you saying when you turn the key to start the radio and dome light go off ? That should be normal unless the draw from the starter is too high. The start position only powers the relay-solenoid under the hood.
Do you have full battery power at the starter when the key is in the start position ? Battery cables clean and tight on both ends ?

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The humming would be the fuel pump coming on. It should only hum for a few seconds, then shut off.
Your problem is with the start circuit from the battery to the starter, or from the ignition switch to the starter solenoid. Check the connections at the starter (the big cable) for tightness.
Is the battery charged up enough to turn the engine over? Check by turning headlights on and observe while someone turns key to crank. If they dim a LOT, then either battery is too low, or the starter is bad and needs removing for testing. If brightness doesn't change, then the circuit from ignition switch to starter solenoid is likely not working. Check for 12 volts at the small wire to starter solenoid with key in cranking position. If you have power there, the solenoid may be bad. Remove starter for testing. If no power at solenoid in starting position, then either the ignition switch is bad or the neutral safety switch might be the problem, or the wiring from the switch to the starter solenoid is not passing current.
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make sure your getting power to wire on starter as you turn the key to start position if not ignition switch could be faulty if you are getting power to starter coud be your starting motor

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Hello: If the security light is NOT blinking when you hold the key in the start position then it could be the starter, If no security light blinking have a helper hold the key in the start position and the another person hit the starter with a hammer, medium blow, if car starts you have a failed starter. If security light is blinking with key in start then you have a immobilizer problem and you will need the failure code so you will know where to start your diagnosis.

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That might be a possibility. Asssuming when you say it wont start you mean it won't crank over. First check battery voltage at the battery with a dvm when you turn the key to the start position. Then check the voltage at the starter when you turn the key to the start position. If both readings are the same and you must have a reading of at least 12dcv. Try turning the ignition key to the on position( not the start) and jump the positive voltage from the starter to the solenoid terminal. The starter should crank over if the proper voltage is present.If the starter just clicks or just attemps to start. yes, you need to replace your starter

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You will have to check, at the starter, for power to the SMALL wire on the starter solenoid (which is on the starter) when turning the ignition switch to start.
If there is power to this wire ( usually purple ) and power at the LARGE cable ( from the battery ) at the starter end.....you need a starter.

If you do not have power at the small wire at the solenoid with the key in start position and battery power is OK.....check the safety neutral switch.Moving the shifter around a little can sometimes allow the car to start if the neutral switch is worn.

A new battery does not always mean a fully charged battery.
Try a boost from another car before testing the starter for power.

The battery cables need to be clean and tight....and check the ground to the engine as well.

Everything else may work OK with bad connections,they don't use the power the starter needs to turn the engine over.

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